Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garrison, Aug[ust] 23 1853
Samuel Joseph May informs William Lloyd Garrison that he has engaged Weiting Hall for the American Anti-Slavery Society's upcoming convention on September 29-30, and relays to Garrison that the fee for the hall will be $25/day. May asserts to Garrison that should he, Wendell Phillips, Theodore Parker, Charles C. Burleigh, and Sallie Holley consent to attend, there should be little worry of the hall not filling to capacity, thus assuring their ability to pay the daily fee. May reports that the "Jerry Rescuers" are again to be tried, and declares his certainty that the judge will be predisposed to do all he may to secure a conviction. May writes that he feels it best to keep the finances of the American Anti-Slavery Society separate from those of the Jerry Rescue Celebration. May reports that William L. Crandall has been "giving us trouble again this year".